National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. to choose its next president in New Orleans

The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. will convene in New Orleans for the 134th Annual Session, September 1-5. The four day event, with more than

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Circle Food Store continues fight to qualify to participate in the WIC assistance program

By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Nine months after reopening the doors of the Circle Food Store—after an eight-year battle to resurrect the iconic retailer—owner Dwayne

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Gusman responds to City Council resolution on Phase III construction
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Councilmember Susan Guidry, and fellow members of the New Orleans City Council, continue to weigh in on the debate over the size and scope of the new ...
Rev. Avery Alexander’s statute that was on display in Duncan Plaza prior to Hurricane Katrina.
Rev. Avery Alexander statute to be put back on display in Spring, says state
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer After being confined to a crate at New Orleans Lakefront Airport for the last five years, a bronze statue of civil rights leader Avery C. Alexander will ...
C. Hearn Taylor, retired juvenile court judge, dies
Retired Orleans Parish Juvenile Court Judge C. Hearn Taylor, a longtime community activist and justice advocate, passed away August 21 at Oschner Medical Center in Kenner, La. He was 65.
Events mark the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Friday, August 29, marked the 9th Anniversary of the Katrina disaster and flood. The  African American Leadership Project held two events  to  offer  an  African-American  citizen  perspective  on the Quality ...
Audit reveals that NOPD misclassified robberies
More than a year after the arduous process of implementing a 492-point NOPD consent decree began, it continues to become increasingly clear how challenging it will be for the embattled ...
Oil industry’s image reportedly has deteriorated in La.
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Oil and gas operators, once viewed favorably by many Louisiana residents, are no longer considered benevolent or benign, Lafayette resident Mike Stagg, a civic activist and an ...
Serpas resigns amid wave of violence
NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas called it quits August 18 after four years at the helm of an embattled police department besieged by a hot of problems and challenges that include ...
New Labor Day tradition taking root in New Orleans
Labor Day Weekend in New Orleans has often been associated with the start of a new school year, family reunions and end-of-the summer barbecues. But if one fledgling group of ...

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